Don’t add insult to injury, no to house arrest for GMA

“In the name of justice, GMA should end up in a detention facility and not under house arrest,” asserted Jigs Clamor, deputy secretary general of human rights group Karapatan.“ Clamor added that, “GMA should not be accorded special treatment. Instead, she must account for all the human rights violations committed under her regime.” 

In GMA’s nine years in power, Karapatan has documented the following violations and the corresponding number of victims of her Oplan Bantay Laya:

Extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary execution:       1,206
Frustrated Killing:  379 
Enforced or involuntary disappearance:  206 
Torture: 1,099 
Illegal arrest:  2,059 
Physical assault and injuries: 30,119
Threat, harassment and intimidation:     81,835
Indiscriminate firing:   538,017
Illegal search and seizure:     53,893
Forcible evacuation and displacement:   873,787
Hamletting:         39,803
Violation of domicile:            29,101
Food and other economic blockade:      87,152
Use of schools, medical, religious and other public places for military purposes:      57,914

“The victims of GMA as commander-in-chief of the AFP are real people. They are not just numbers. Justice should be served to those who were wronged. Enough of lies, enough of tricks. The families of the victims have suffered for so long. GMA must end up in jail. That’s the least the P-Noy administration can do,” said Clamor. ###